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Mitzvot of GMW
Twin With a Survivor

Twin With a Survivor

  • Meet with and get to know a Holocaust Survivor to hear the eyewitness account of his/her history of Holocaust.
  • In the process you will be accomplishing several mitzvoth: including becoming a witness and honoring the elderly
  • You’ll gain experience as an interviewer and researcher
  • The notes or videos you take at the meetings can become the basis of you future school projects; college essays; contests, etc.
  • Copies of these notes will be archived to preserve the survivors’ personal history to add to the historical documentation
  • It’s an empowering experience: You’ll learn how victims became victors through resistance, resilience and resourcefulness.
  • In times of bullying and hate, learn to be an upstander not a bystander.
  • It’s an all-around-win. The Bar or Bat Mitzvah ceremony will be a very meaningful experience for the student and his family, the survivor, the congregants and guests.
  • It can have long-lasting benefits. Three of our students who worked with survivors won the Oprah Winfrey contest on Elie Wiesel’s book, Several created documentaries and one created a music video.
  • This is often a life-changing experience. Often times the Survivor becomes part of the family for years to come.
  • Cost-free (although donations to the Holocaust Council are gratefully accepted.)

Project Length — Various

Project Location — Various

Ongoing Opportunities — Adopt a Survivor, Real to Real Holocaust Film Series, Lunch 'n Learn, Bagels & Books

Age Ranges — Teens

Causes — Advocacy, Education, Elderly, Holocaust

Mitzvah Methods

About Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest

Remember the past to help build a better tomorrow.

901 Route 10 East
Phone: 973-929-3067

Volunteer Coordinator:

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